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this is unbelievable. how i say before i don't have any complaint against my husband. she as well as has no complaints but district attorney does. it's gone from bad to worse for the new sheriff of san francisco. tonight ross mirkarimi is charged for violence. good evening and thank you for joining us on this friday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre.
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charged, booked and fingerprinted, one week after faking taking the helm as san francisco's sheriff, ross mirkarimi is facing charges of domestic abuse and ordered to stay away if his wife and his son. the former san francisco supervisor turned himself this evening to city cops vowing to fight three misdemeanor charges against him, clear his name and keep his badge. nbc bay area jean elle joins us outside of the hall of justice and he has made bail? >> reporter: he has, jessica. sheriff spent less than an hour here inside of the jail. he was booked and released after he posted bail but he's not going home tonight because that emergency stay-away order is in event preventing him from seeing his wife and son. >> i believe that these charges are very unfounded and we will fight these charges. >> reporter: before surrendering to authorities on domestic charges sheriff ropsz mirkarimi
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and his wife eliana lopez show a front. >> i want to say this is unbelievable, how i say before i don't have any complaint against my husband. we are together and we are fighting. we are going to fight this. this is my family. my husband, and my son. >> the district attorney is charging mirkarimi with domestic violence. child endangerment and dissuading a witness. >> we have evidence that indicates that the young child was present during the incident and we have evidence, we have a charge with persuading or attempt to persuade a witness and this has to do with an attempt to either preclude the victim or witness from calling the police and reporting a crime. >> reporter: d.a. george gascon says he has video evidence that shows lopez's bruised arm and details with the incident and the investigation isn't over. >> we have information that
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there might have been other incidents. >> reporter: the charges trigger an emergency seven-day stay-away order forbidding mirkarimi from returning home. moments after the sheriff was booked in a jail he oversees. his attorney told reporters, mirkarimi is prepared to fight the charges but being separated from his family is painful. >> and he's quite upset that this process does not allow him to be with the wife, his wife and child, who he wants to be with. and they want to be with him. it makes it very difficult. >> reporter: mirkarimi says he has no plans to step down as sheriff during this investigation. in fact, he plans to return to work on tuesday. he may also appear here in court on tuesday to answer to those charges. now tonight mayor ed lee says with charges filed he is now considering to take action and find someone to replace mirkarimi as sheriff. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. what are the possible outcomes for mirkarimi if if he is
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convicted, he'll have to forget his gun, make him the only unarmed sheriff in the state, if he keeps his position. also if convicted, mirkarimi could face anything from probation to a year in jail. other headlines tonight, peer pressure or simply a bad decision? in the south bay two middle school girls became violently ill after eating candy laced with pot. the girls were given the candy from their classmates before school. the question tonight, how did the kids get their hands on the not so sweet candy? nbc bay area's george kiriyama joins us now from castille oro middle school in san jose, first and foremost, how are those two girls doing tonight. >> reporter: raj, the two girls are doing okay tonight and you can bet that the parent will be talking to their kids about being responsible and making the right choices and the school district is trying to figure out if this candy was homemade or if was bought from someone. >> reporter: san jose unified officials say that marijuana-laced candy has said to have looked like ama roka.
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>> they used part of the marijuana plant that they manipulate that into a candy forum. these are in wrappers and so it's something that whether it's made at home or was bought you know elsewhere, i'm not sure. >> reporter: two eighth grade students at castillero middle school became sick after eating the tainted candy this morning. >> very nauseous. there were two girls and extremely nauseous. and i think that both of them actually vomited. >> reporter: both had to be taken to the hospital. seventh grader sebastian garcia saw one of the girls being put on a stretcher. >> rand random people give you, just make sure it chocolate. >> reporter: the school robo cop parents to let them know what happened. >> you try at a very young age to try to not take candy from students. >> reporter: parents like heidi will be talking to their children to reinforce that message. >> i've been talking to them about making wise choices their whole life. so i think that this is just to,
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you know, another lisson in the book for them that you can never be too careful. >> reporter: school officials say a total of six students including the two who got sick will be disciplined and could face suspension. >> it's whether they ingested it, inhaled it, whether they knew about it, there is always something that goes on with having action says like this on school. so disciplinary actions will be followed through on these students. >> reporter: and now we understand the school will be joining the parents and reinforcing that message of responsibilityf responsibility. live tonight at castillero school in san jose, george kiriyama, nbc bay area news. fairfield's firefighters are mopping up after a five-alarm fire. the flames break out around 7:00 tonight in a two-story building. that houses several businesses in nonprofits including the american cancer society. luckily no one was hurt, but investigators are trying to figure out how the fire started and exactly how much damage was caused. a pipeline scare near rio visit at tonight. you're looking at a fire like a
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tornado that formed after natural gas pipeline suddenly ruptured. the eight-inch line burst happened here in the intersection of highway 160 and 12. the flame shooting as high as 100 feet in the air burning for some 20 minutes. it's unclear if crews shut off the gas flow to exiting wish the fire or if it burned itself out. no homes or buildings were threatened. it happened in the middle the field. the pipe it turns out belongs to vintage productions, not pg&e. the company says it will investigate the cause of that accident. a disturbing trend, this week alone three bay area teachers have been arrested for sexual contact with an underage student. tonight a union city teacher is behind bars. police arrested 38-year-old peter kolesnikov. booked yesterday with having sex with a 16-year-old girl. he was allegedly en route with the girl who is now 17 years old. the sexual encounters occurred numerous times between march and
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november of last year. she accused of three felonies including statutory rape. a san jose teacher accused of sexually assaulting two second graders is denying all allegations tonight. 35-year-old craig chandler was formally charged in court today with assaulting two 7-year-olds at obi elementary school last year. chandler taught a combination second and third grade class at the school for the past nine years. and his lawyers say he will enter a not guilty plea by the end of the month. meanwhile police say they're trying to find other possible victims. well it seems like old times, 49ers' fever back in the bay area. the team is on the eve of its first playoff appearance in almost a decade. and tonight the 49ers and saints are staying in their respective team hotels near candlestick. as for fans, a seat at the stadium or a couch come tomorrow afternoon. let's bring in nbc bay area's cheryl hurd who joins us from san francisco. and cheryl, this hasn't happened in nine years.
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lots of people really excited about in playoff excitement. >> reporter: you know, jessica, it feels really good in the city tonight. the weather is fantastic. and everyone seems to be in a great mood. now, even though that game will be played at candlestick park, the party right now is in the city. >> reporter: a taste of new orleans french quarter rolling into san francisco. ♪ when the saints go marching in ♪ >> last monday night lsu didn't do too good. so we've got to take this out on the 49ers, okay? >> whoa! >> who dat? >> go niners! >> go niners? >> reporter: for 49er fans hanging out at pete's tavern, saturday's game is no laughinger. >> we about to win. i do not care about who dat? who dat don't mean nothing to me. >> reporter: george melendez, and ray and mary gonzalez -- >> niners, niners all the way. >> reporter: -- are all lifelong
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49er fans. >> how long have you been a fan? >> since 1946. >> reporter: that's the very beginning, right? >> right. >> reporter: he's our stadium. >> he. >> who dat that means highway 101, san francisco airport, back to new orleans. that's how i look at it. you are going home. >> reporter: but now the before the two teams square off saturday. >> we're not expecting anybody else to win because we're here in san francisco, you know we're going on win no matter what. >> and the saints win. >> reporter: the saints have won their last six games over the 49ers, including this "monday night football" game played last season. >> i believe the niners have to push through drew brees and if they can hold drew brees and not chase the saints for points they can beat them. >> new orleans, bye-bye. you're going home, new orleans. you're not playing. you're playing with the wrong team. >> reporter: that is the super fan. now, if the 49ers win, they will play the winner of the green bay packers and the new york giants. reporting live in san francisco,
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i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> we'll keep our fingers crossed. thank you, cheryl. well, a luxury cruise ship in big trouble overseas tonight and there's a deadly ending to it. also a haka tack that may soon invest fbi. tens of thousands of bay area residents have been affected and they may not know about it. a dramatic rescue on a river and it's all caught on tape. and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri and in your record-setting temperatures for the entire week here across the bay area. today, no exception. we are close to 70 in san jose. the tonight you know the drill here dropping down into the 30s for the south bay. comingit wh with your like watch rain and winter.
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some dramatic pictures here. tragedy in italian waters. eight people are dead tonight as a cruise ship ran aground off of the tuscan island of giglio. 30 people were injured. some them seriously. more than 4,000 people had to be evacuated from the costa concordia cruise ship. reportedly the ship hit a reef. several people are still missing after jumping overboard in a panic. a giglio hotel clerk tells nbc news the ship is 3/4 under water and sinking fast. in new york take a look at this, a teenager had to be plucked from the east river. right there in manhattan. he was sailing in inflatable raft down the river when it punctured and collapsed sending him into the icy waters. firefighters dove in and hoisted him to safety with their helicopter. the teenager was treated for hypothermia. facing charges and face a health care. former presidential candidate john edwards has been diagnosed
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with a life-threatening heart condition. his doctor revealed that diagnoses during hearing on edwards' court case over possible campaign violations. the condition will require surgery next month. the judge has delayed that hearing until at least mid-march. prosecutors were poised to try edwards on six felony and misdemeanor counts. edwards is accused of using a million dollars in campaign funds to help hide his pregnant mistress during his failed white house run. san jose police identified the two arrested -- the two men arrested in that bank robbery and bomb scare yesterday which shutdown highway 85 for four hours. both suspects have long criminal histories. police arrested alfred hapaz and luis barrios on suspicion of bank robbery and conspiracy. apaiz. and barrios has seven misdemeanors and three felony convictions for assault and drug crimes. the two were represented when their speeding car crashed on
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highway 85 after allegedly robbing a nearby bank of america. the two claim there was an explosive inside of their car, which prompted police to shutdown the entire highway. you see it right there. the bomb squad went to work detonating the suspected explosive. >> an actual individual did have to go down, manipulate the bomb by hand, remove it from the vehicle, safe it in a safe place, attached what is called a water charge with a remote control detonation chord. >> it turns out it was not a bomb, just a homemade device made to look like one. a hack-ncaa a bay area college is being traced to criminal network around the world. nbc bay area's traci grant explains how administrators at city college of san francisco are handling this latest high-tech emergency. >> this is a computer lab that is set up for student use and it's used for several purposes. >> reporter: it's also the computer lab that is now off-limits at city college of san francisco. room 247b is designated for use
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by international students. and it appears that international criminal networks are also using these computers. school administrators say hackers as far away as china and russia have worked their way into at least 17 i.p. addresses and dozens of servers possibly dating back as far as 1999. >> we don't know specifically what mission was taken. we know there's been transmission of the information to various other countries. >> reporter: chancellor says gaps in the transmission were attracted on the 26th. griffin says the trustees were informed this week that those gaps meant that data was being lift eed right out of the compur system while viruses were being left behind. >> it makes me scared to you know use the internet. especially for people who really depend on the internet in public facilities, i think it's kind of sad just because not everyone has the luxury to use their own computer at home. >> some say it makes sense that
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international students working hard to keep in touch with family and using these computers for activities like banking were among the group's hit. the college's also looking into whether its employment or business data may also have been compromised. >> we're very angry that we're being targeted particularly at that time when we have very little resources and money to be able to cope with some of this. >> reporter: the chancellor says he's hopping went next couple of days the investigation will reveal exactly who has been impacted by these viruses. he says the school will reach out to each individual to explain what kind of data was compromised. in san francisco traci grant nbc bay area news. >> okay let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri and during cheryl's story in our a-block with all of the saints fans around. >> yes. >> that's a lot of saints fans invading our territory here. >> i know, i know. >> is it going to rain on them. >> yeah i'm going to work something special in our market. >> just for them. follow them around. >> watch out, saints fans. yeah, 27 days with no rain but
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that's about to change in our seven-day forecast. we'll have details of when some vain going, toa rive, separate from the saints fans. take a look at those current numbers. all right in the 30s here like in the entire week. 41 in napa and still holding onto some upper 40s down into the south bay and also peninsula. dew point's a little bit higher, more of a low-level moisture. still hanging on the south bay, but overall, widespread 30s here for tomorrow especially if our interior sections, and here is the thing for your weekend, sunny on saturday but then a cooling breeze by sunday that will help to drop these numbers and still holding onto not only colder air next week but also more rainfall in the forecast. high pressure that brought us these record-setting temperatures in week. that's now pushing off towards the east and by sunday this cold front will arrive and that's when i really think a lot of you will be noticing these differences when the temperatures dropping to the upper 60s to the upper 50s and low 60s by sunday. pretty mild weather across the bay area.
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speaking of which with no too much change in the atmosphere tomorrow still a spare the air day here for saturday with the worst air of quality right you into the north bay with everyone else at moderate levels. and now speaking of tonight we're looking at 29 here in napa. 29 in sant rosa, 33 livermore and also 38 in san jose and so how about that niners' forecast, it look like mother nature is hitting a home run in this one. temperatures in the low 60s at 1:30 at candlestick part. winds oufrpt west 5 to 13 and throughout the duration of of the game the temperatures should stay in the upper 50s to near 60s so a spectacular forecast at least for the game when you think about what time of the year it is. we could have a pretty big rainstorm moving throughout january. so for tomorrow 67 in san jose. 66 in redwood city and if you can't get to the game, you don't have tickets, but you are heading to san francisco for one of the many fine establishments it looks like the weather will be pretty sweet as well with mid 60s. 66 in santa rosa and at the coastline low 60s in boding ao
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bay if you are doing gating and although these tickets are hard to find, right, raj. >> yes they are. >> martin luther king with a few clouds and by tuesday, that'll be 31 days with no rainfall here across the bay area. but that streak will be broken, as we head throughout wednesday, thursday and friday. it doesn't look like an overly large storm system right now, but we do think we'll get some accumulating rain over that three-day period as temperatures will drop down into the mid 50s, just what we need. just what you need, maybe an ipad ii? let's take a look. yes, it is time for the giveaway and tonight's winner is william fernando from fremont. you have won the brand-new ipad ii. if you want to enter to win all that have to do is like our facebook page go to and watch us monday night to see if you have won, monday's prize. this is an xbox 360 with the kinect. >> that's so much fun. >> my gosh, remember you have to click each and every day on our
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facebook page. i feel like i'm on a game show. >> comdown! >> jeff, we're facebooking a lot. >> do you want the prize? >> no, i want jessica to start facebooking. >> i'm not eligible for the prize. >> thank you, jeff. >> i'll help you. coming up a red and gold shortage 49er fans snapping up souvenirs. we'll show you the one itemfa s a totough time k keeping up wit demand. can i have the definition? swapportunity: the opportunity to swap a higher calorie snack for a yoplait light. can you use it in a sentence? mmm. swapping a 300 calorie donut for this 110 calorie strawberry shortcake is a good swapportunity. that's not a real word. oh haha it's real. [ female announcer ] delicious, creamy, yoplait light. over 30 flavors each around 100 calories. do the swap today.
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i think i waa baby?by. but we were gonna see the northern lights in alaska.
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and go spelunking with the guys. yeah, i said it-- spelunking. [ whirring ] and i still haven't built one of those fighting robots. come on. it's pretty awesome. okay. just a few things we need to do first. [ laughs ] [ announcer ] before you make your leap, make a list. then get going in the completely redesigned cr-v. all new, from honda. tonight the 49ers have a few million teammates but these team members will be in the stands or at home with their nachos cheering on their favorite players, while, of course, wearing the red and gold. >> fans are literally gearing up for tomorrow's big game. fans jammed the nfl store today at pier 39 in san francisco. they were buying jerseys, boxer shorts, trinkets, anything else 49ers. this is how it used to be around here in the '80s and '90s fans flew around the country and even this weekend now to watch their niners back in the playoffs. >> it's been a long time.
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you know, always being the bud of the jokes and knowing you're going home in december, so it's like it's -- it's the best feeling. >> well said. the manager of the nfl store says the playoff run has bumped sales 20%. the most popular jersey that's being sold, some things never change. it is still number 16 of joe montana. >> certain things over to the comcast sports newsroom. i don't see you wearing your 49er gear. >> you're not going to find me wearing any 49er gear. >> he's a journalist. >> i'm a raider fan but i'm rooting for the 49ers, okay? now i'm going to get hate mail from all of the silver and black fans. thank you, jessica. you are set me up on that one, by the way. hey, only the strong can survive in the nfl and there's not enough room for both of the 49ers and saints. the loser's about to go home ticked off. winner is heading to the nfc
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championship e arths e e y 49eradrefor drew brees? we'll let the guys speak for themselves, next. 3
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welcome back to nbc bay area. hey, the playoffs is where the big boys play. 49ers and saints, two very good teams, but saturday the loser will have to call it a season. this is what football is all about. the matchup looks great on paper. earlier this week, we focused on the saints' offense, the niners' defense, but let's switch things around now. san francisco's offense against the saints' "d." niners average 23 points a game. they realize they might need to take their scoring to another level tomorrow. >> going into this thing and trust our own instincts, you know, trust their gut. trust you know making it about the team. trust the team. you know a guy doesn't have to do too much. he's got to do his job and he
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has the ability to trust his team because he's on a good sometime think the offensive line has to did a great job of identifying where we're coming from. and do a great job of film study this week. and i think it's also getting not outside of ourselves, playing for the nfl football and not changing who we are. playing great team football and keeping that focus. >> on offense, we just have to did our job, take care of our responsibilities, and just keep the ball moving. score touchdowns in the red zone. that's one area that we there to get better at. >> all right, raj and jessica, i needed your help today. we had a 49erss authentic tailgate. oh man, we didn't want to see good food go to waste so we ate too much around here. things again, wings stop, for delicious food, and boy we had some golden rush cheerleaders here, too. we haddy great time today. kings visiting the rockets. to hoops we go. marc marcus thornton out of lineup
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but he was seen working out for houston on houston's floor before the game. under 20 to play, tyreke evans hits the jumper. evans 27 points. kings up two at the halftime. third quarter kyle lowrie from deep, he had 25 points, nine assists. sacramento, they got crushed. 103-89. so raj, jessica, i wish you guys the best of luck. we're talking niners. is it fair to say you can root for this is niners even though you're a raider fan, or is that just -- >> sure. >> yeah, of course, we're all rooting for the 49ers. >> raj, are you just saying yes because jessica is saying yes? tell the truth, that's unacceptable. >> yes. >> it's been a long nine yearsa bay. we'll take it when we can. thanks, henry. >> absolutely you got it the.
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